Property Into Trust – No Turning Back?

Mark McLaughlin points out a possible ‘last resort’ remedy if transferring property into trust results in an unexpected tax charge. The tax implications of transactions are sometimes overlooked; or perhaps there may have been a misunderstanding about the tax implications. For example, an individual may transfer a property into a […]

How to Find a Good Property Management Firm

Whether you are a small investor with just a few properties or a developer that leases out dozens of homes, using a management company is a sensible approach. Economies of scale mean that property management companies can take care of everything for a lot less than it would cost for […]

Furnished Holiday Lettings: Is Your Property Special?

Mark McLaughlin highlights a potential capital gains tax advantage of a qualifying furnished holiday lettings business compared with other property rental businesses. Individual taxpayers who are residential property landlords will be aware that a profit on disposal of a property will normally be subject to capital gains tax (CGT). For […]

London – Where To Buy In 2017

Mark Lawrinson, Regional Director of Portico London Estate Agents, reveals the key areas in London tipped for house price growth this year: 1. East Croydon Our secret reason to buy or invest here: “Young professionals are looking for a mix of luxury and affordable living and East Croydon fits the bill […]

Finding the best property under the hammer

Over the past few years aspiring investors have taken to the auction houses in search of a bargain. But although there’s no doubt that amongst the lots on offer there’s certainly a great deal or two to be had, not every property that goes under the hammer will be right […]

Making DSS tenants part of your strategy

Building up a portfolio of cheaper, high yielding buy to lets, invariably means that at some point you’re going to come across what we might colloquially call “DSS tenants” (or more accurately, tenants on benefits) and will have to make the decision whether to include these type of occupants into […]